Drinking excessive alcohol can contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer. Alcohol contains a lot of calories that can lead to excess weight, which in turn can increase our risk of breast cancer.
1in 8women will develop breast
cancer over the course of her lifetime Every 2 minutes a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. of all US cancer deaths annually are linked to alcohol. About 3.5%
GENDER Simply being a woman
is the main risk factor for developing breast cancer. This is probably because of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone, which can promote breast cancer cell growth.
AGING Your risk of developing
breast cancer increases as you get older About 1 out of 8 invasive breast cancers are found in women younger than 45. About 2 of 3 invasive breast cancers are found in women age 55 or older.